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Between Art and Fashion

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Galerie Azzedine Alaïa of Paris is pleased to present the exhibition ‘Between Art and Fashion: the Carla Sozzani Collection’: masterpieces from the fashion editor’s archives. From 10 November, 2016 until 26 February, 2017.

Carla Sozzani has been playing a major role in fashion, photography, art and design since the beginning of the 1970s. editor-in-chief of all special issues of Italian Vogue, then founder of the Italian edition of Elle and of her own publishing house, she became known for her acute eye and discernment: she has been a part, from their very beginning, of many designers’ and photographers’ creative life.

The architecture of that insight is made visible by Fabrice Hergott’s selection: over two hundred photographs from more than seventy photographers, from the 19th century to today, from Man Ray to Helmut Newton, from Moholo-Nagy to Francesca Woodman, from Daido Moriyama to Alfred Stieglitz: a vision of the world, of the feminine, of beauty.

This exhibition, exceptional because of the composition of this collection, is equally important from the perspective it provides onto a contemporary form of connoisseurship: expertise, sensitivity, learned intelligence, building bridges between mythical pictures by Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton and other, lesser-known pictures from the time of the avant-gardes; sensing the relevance of history today, detecting the fragments of the past that establish our imagery and our imaginary world. This is a portrait, with pictures and in silence, of a legendary – and enigmatic – gure: Carla Sozzani; her friendships, her admirations, her perseverance in searching in every picture for a possible harmony.

Please find more information at Gallery Azzedine Alaïa

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